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Shark Day is coming to the Virginia Living Museum

(HNNDaily Photo/courtesy of Virginia Living Museum)
(HNNDaily Photo/Courtesy of Virginia Living Museum)

NEWPORT NEWS — The Virginia Living Museum has a day just about sharks on July 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It will be devoted to learning about sharks and the work that is being done to preserve their populations and habitats through educational crafts, activities and displays, according to a news release.
At 2 p.m. there will be aquarium feeding in the Museum Chesapeake Bay Tank complete with a sandbar shark.
Later, there will be a Shark Tooth Dig – to dig and discover real shark tooth fossils and have them made into a necklace for a small fee.
In addition to hands-on activities, there will also be two indoor planetarium shows at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
After you’ve learned all you can about sharks there will be a 3 p.m. Behind-the-Scenes tour to learn how the museum operates. On the tour you can see areas of the museum where daily visitors are usually not allowed and have questions answered by museum curatorial staff.
Shark Day is included in museum admission – $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 3-12.
All daytime planetarium showing are free for museum members and cost $4 plus the admission for non-members.
Tours are $12 for members and $14 plus the admission for non-members.
For information, visit thevlm.org or call 757-595-1900.

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